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BUFFALO DEMONSTRATES 802.11AC TECHNOLOGY

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PRESS RELEASE

Next Generation Wireless Technology Offers Greatly Enhanced Speed and Reliability

London, UK - 17 January 2012 - Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage and wireless networking solutions, has validated its commitment to innovation by showcasing 802.11ac technology on the show floor at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Operating in the 5 GHz space, the next generation wireless technology boasts unmatched wireless speeds of 1300 Mbps, approximately three times faster than 802.11n.

Accompanying the 802.11ac technology is the class leading Buffalo AirStation WZR-1750H wireless router; combined, they provide complete backward compatibility with 802.11a, 11b, 11g and 11n, in addition to offering 2.4 GHz transmission speeds up to 450 Mbps and exceptional coverage. The WZR-1750H provides consumers with total aggregate wireless throughput of 1750 Mbps.

The explosion of digital content creation, distribution and consumption and the seemingly endless proliferation of mobile and connected devices have generated an all-time high demand for reliable, high-performance wireless networks. Buffalo's AirStation WZR-1750H creates a sanctuary of wireless connectivity, providing a dependable, high quality signal for simple syncing between mobile devices, data-heavy streaming of HD movies from online services and everything in between. The high throughput rates and 5 GHz operation of this new technology frees consumers from the conventional networking restrictions of wired Ethernet cables, wireless network bottlenecks and other radio activity. 802.11ac offers wireless gigabit speeds with interference-free connectivity, setting new standards for speed, range and reliability.

"Buffalo has always been at the forefront of wireless technology, proven by the delivery of the first Draft G and Draft N wireless products to the market," says Paul Hudson, Sales Director, Northern Europe at Buffalo Technology "Delivering a cost-effective, high performance Wi-Fi solution that leverages the next generation 802.11ac technology is just part of Buffalo's ongoing commitment to innovation, engineering excellence and enabling consumers to use current and future technology in the home and in the cloud."

With five gigabit Ethernet ports and combined wireless PHY throughput up to 1750 Mbps, Buffalo's new router upgrades any existing wireless connection and provides greater coverage above and beyond traditional 802.11n. By combining the 1.3 Gbps 802.11ac 5 GHz technology with the existing 450 Mbps 802.11n 2.4 GHz solution, Buffalo provides consumers a no-compromise, future proofed wireless infrastructure for their digital world.

In conjunction with the WZR-1750H, Buffalo plans to launch the WLI-TX4-1300H, an 802.11ac media bridge that allows any Ethernet device to connect to an 802.11ac network. WLI-TX4-1300H is equipped with four gigabit Ethernet ports, and is perfectly suited for connecting PCs, media streaming devices, gaming consoles, TVs and other entertainment devices to high performance 1300 Mbps 802.11ac networks.

Availability

Buffalo wireless solutions are all backed by a limited three-year warranty that includes technical support available 24/7. The WZR-1750H and media bridge will be available in the second half of 2012.

About Buffalo Technology

Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS market leader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 (In-Stat).

The company's storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.

Buffalo's product portfolio includes its TeraStationTM NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB.  The LinkStationTM range of NAS products, takes multimedia NAS to the home, and enables you to create a central location to share information, store files, photos and music, and save all your digital content, simply and easily. The AirStationTM range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSSTM (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) technology, allows users to build and manage secure wireless networks at home or in the office at the push of a button.

Buffalo's strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, BroadcomTM, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home.

Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.buffalo-technology.com.